When Yumi and I headed up to Trout Lake for a ramble, we had no idea we’d run into a event. Chatted with folks from the Seymour Salmonid Society, Freshwater Fisheries Society, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, and more.
Yumi releasing a trout
Lots of cool fungi on the Rice Lake loop
And a cuddle with the furball when we got home
Had a blast exploring tide pools at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
There were so many wee crabs of many colours!
While camping at Little Qualicum Falls on Vancouver Island, we took a day trip out to Ucluelet, Tofino, and Long Beach. It is gorgeous out there in any weather!
I think this is a Sooty Grouse. Seen on Radar Hill near Tofino.
Gorgeous views at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
Turn the tap on will ya?
Getting the Coleman into action
Enjoying the fire — and yes, I have clip-on lights for my cap. Very handy!
Turning over a few stones in the river produced some monster invertebrates!
A catch-and-release-at-end-of-season facility with amazing touch tanks, the Ucluelet Aquarium is a wonderful place to take the family.
Photographer falling off a mountain but still capturing the moment!
Wait, why are the mountains in black and white, but the photog is in colour?
(Called goofing around in front of a poster with a mirror on the opposite wall : -)
Enjoyed five days camping in and around Jasper National Park. Previous post was wildlife shots, this one is of scenic views and forest closeups.
Spent a few days camping in Jasper National Park last week, and got lots of wildlife photos. Here are a few:
Yumi and I had a wonderful stroll in Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore Park today.
Yumi playing with cottonwood fluff
Shh. . . Amateur naturalist at work!
We were concerned about these tadpoles — they were huge — ranging from 12 -15cm in appearance. Dunno if we have anything that large native in BC. . . Have reported the sighting to the City.
UPDATE: 5/29 — several local naturalists have chimed in that these are bullfrog tadpoles, not native to BC, and potentially very destructive of indigenous wildlife. City of Burnaby has no bullfrog program.
My hard-working, hard-studying wife Yumi had her CPA grad today.
I am so proud of her!
Job well done!